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Posted on: October 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Workshop: Eating Healthy During the Holidays...Recipe “Rehab” Holiday Style!

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As the holiday season gets underway, join us to learn fun and easy ways to stay on a healthy and relaxed track while enjoying the holidays! Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) will present the workshop, Eating Healthy During the Holidays...Recipe “Rehab” Holiday Style! on Wednesday, November 16, from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. The program, part of a year-long Wellness Series offered by FCHS, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Turn at the light at ACCC, it is the first building on the right). The building is handicapped accessible.

The Eating Healthy During the Holidays...Recipe “Rehab” Holiday Style! workshop will show how to stay on a healthy track by using easy holiday recipe makeovers and by demonstrating exercises to help reduce stress during the holidays. The made over holiday recipes, discussed in the class, will be served for dinner during the workshop so attendees will be able to taste the healthier versions of some holiday favorites.

Participants will learn how to use fruits and vegetables to replace sugars and fats in recipes, gain ideas for more healthful ways to prepare favorite holiday foods, and be challenged to think of ways to make simple modifications to their everyday favorite recipes. Additionally, the excitement of the holiday season often brings with it more work and pressure making it a very stressful time. The workshop will focus on teaching ways to alleviate this stress, so that you can better enjoy the holidays.

Marilou Rochford, FCHS Educator, said, “Research shows that Americans typically gain 1 to 3 pounds, or even more, between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The concern is that most people don’t lose that excess weight and, over time, it adds up potentially causing chronic health problems.” Rochford added, “This workshop is designed to show participants that it is possible to reduce the large amounts of fats and sugar usually found in holiday recipes without drastically changing the holiday foods that they love to eat. It just takes a little planning and a few simple changes and you can enjoy great-tasting holiday foods and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The cost of the workshop is $15 and advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so, please reserve your place early. Call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 609 or email for more information or to register for the program.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 609

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